Posted August 06, 2018 05:53:57The Catholic Church in Australia has long been viewed as a beacon of moral rectitude and religious tolerance.
But now, following the death of US President Barack Obama in 2016, some Australians are asking what their faith and values might look like if it were to embrace President Donald Trump.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Australia (CBA) said on Thursday it was a “firm position” that while the CBA did not endorse or support any political party, it was “concerned” about Mr Trump’s “divisive, hateful, anti-immigrant, misogynistic and misogynistic” remarks.
In its submission to the ABC, the CAA said the Trump presidency was “in no way linked to the Catechism of the Catholic Church or its teaching”.
“The CBA does not endorse any particular political party and we would encourage all Australians to consider and support the policies of a government which promotes peace and justice,” the CMA said.
In November, the US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that gave millions of undocumented children who arrived in the US as children a reprieve from deportation.
But, after Mr Trump issued a statement saying that the programme had been “misused” and that the DREAMers were “criminals”, the CCA said it “deeply regrets” Mr Trump “taken this position”.
The Catholic CBA said it would “not” endorse any presidential candidate “in the United States”.
Topics:religion-and-beliefs,election-system,united-states,americasFirst posted August 05, 2018 18:04:16More stories from Western Australia